Some of these are so great. And if you liked that Gucci dress Dakota Johnson wore the other night on The Tonight Show, you’re in for a treat.
Fug File: Fug The Cover
Oh, this cover.
1) Doesn’t that sans-serif font look like the result of an error message? “I’m sorry, [font name] isn’t available so Photoshop has substituted Arial.” Actually the entire thing seems a bit amateurishly art directed from that standpoint.
2) Julianne’s bathing suit is made for a lady with different size breasts.
3) Also I don’t even think it’s a bathing suit. It’s just lingerie, right?
4) Why the lingerie? BORING.
5) Hair looks GREAT and she is so pretty, and I appreciate that she’s trying, but that facial expression is a cross between The Joker and Jessica Simpson. It’s not her best look.
6) I’d find her more confident, in a Yay Ladies kind of way, if she shook her hair back and stuck out her chin and seemed more defiantly secure. This is a little Maxim, maybe? I chalk that up to direction, though.
7) If you’re keeping lust alive, why is it a Hashtag Throwback Thursday?
8) I am not a fan of multiple exclamation marks. I have trouble even using one, unless I am being sarcastic.
9) Say no to cover emojis.
10) Without having read the issue — DISCLAIMER — the cover line that really turns me off is the one about how to live a “$$$ life.” It doesn’t say how to increase your earning power, or get a promotion; it just seems to imply it’s teaching you to live large, as if that — the very showmanship of it all — is what matters. If the story IS actually empowering and useful from a professional standpoint, or even a Secretly Great Budget Swap standpoint, then that headline totally undersells it. And if it’s not, and it’s just teaching you that appearances are all that matter… kids, that’s a Confessions of a Shopaholic trap. Don’t do it.
To put it bluntly: This cover is a loathsome animal.
[Photos: Marie Claire]
These are good covers, and it feels nice to get to type that for once.
[Covers: Elle Magazine]
This cover is so freaking good. It’s maybe the best cover I’ve seen on Teen Vogue, and it’s DEFINITELY got more personality and point of view than Old Lady Vogue has had in a while. Plus, the interview with Amandla Stenberg and Solange is well worth a read. It’s hard to believe she’s seventeen. Not because she’s so obviously smart, although she is — lots of seventeen-year-olds are smart! — but because she is so thoughtful and mature. I feel like I was in a constant state of immature flailing until I was about 32. (It makes sense that she and Kiernan Shipka are good friends; they seem like similarly composed women.) All that, and it’s so eye-catching. Well done, Teen Vogue.
[Photos: Teen Vogue]